A public hearing is taking place Thursday on a proposed tax to help fund a new school in Hancock County.
The meeting is scheduled to take place at 6 p.m.
School officials are proposing a nickel tax to pay for a replacement to either the middle school or high school.
The money would come from a 5 cent increase to property taxes.
School Superintendent Kyle Estes says for a home worth $91,000, the owner can expect to pay about $46 more each year.
The new tax would take in more than $300,000 annually.
Regardless of the type of school built, it will go next to the existing middle school but won’t be complete for another decade.
A vote on the tax could come later this month.